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The Darkest Secret Audiobook

The Darkest Secret: A Novel

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Real estate mogul Sean Jackson is throwing himself a splashy 50th birthday party, but trouble starts almost immediately: His ex-wife has sent his teenage daughters to the party without telling him; his current wife has fired the nanny; and he's finding it difficult to sneak away to his mistress. Then something truly terrible happens: one of his three-year-old twins goes missing. No trace of her is ever found. The attendees of the party, nicknamed the Jackson Associates by the press, become infamous overnight. Twelve years later, Sean is dead. The Jackson Associates assemble for the funeral, together for the first time since that fateful weekend. Soon the barbed comments and accusations are flying. By the end of the weekend, one will be dead. And one of Sean's daughters will make a shocking discovery.

©2016 Alex Marwood (P)2016 Tantor

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    Christina 09-14-16
    Christina 09-14-16
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    Narrator was excellent
    The story was fantastic!!! I thought I guessed what happened then it twisted and I saw I was wrong until boom it retwisted and I was mostly right but shocked non the less
    I am being cryptic because I do not want to give even a glimpse away.
    You will enjoy it trust me
    A. Szkola

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 09-05-16
    Lisa 09-05-16 Member Since 2012
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    If I say anything it will ruin the fun. Just read it!!! It is well worth it

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    Marilyn Davies 09-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    Where does The Darkest Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Hmm...I'd say somewhere in the middle.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I honestly liked the story, but I would have enjoyed it more if the flow from past to present had been more obvious.


    What does Beverley A. Crick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great narration, enjoyed her voice and ability to change characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the story was good, but in my opinion it does not make for a great "audio" experience. I don't mind a story jumping back and forth in time, but I found on more than one occasion I was wondering whether it was present day or past.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    kate.g 09-17-16
    kate.g 09-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Frustrated"

    This book was really enjoyable. The characters were great and the plot like was juicy, I was getting so excited to be dazzled and empowered. If I'm being honest, I was offended. I'm so sick of a story that builds a female character up, only to have them fall short at the end, they lose narratively. The book was captivating, the author is a great writer, but it missed an opportunity to tell a more satisfying and thrilling story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Courtney 09-23-16
    Courtney 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "English soap opera..eh?"

    Fun listen, twisted in a soap type way. Parts are believable others parts, not so much. Characters are believable and I even know a few in real life who fits the bills of them however the ending although deliciously fun lacks the shock and awe.

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    Meagan vR Ohio 09-15-16
    Meagan vR Ohio 09-15-16 Member Since 2013

    I collect spores, molds, and fungus.

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    "Not that great. Never got into it."

    Seriously like 7 hours in I could care less what's happening and I'm not even sure who's who yet.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie De Georgia 09-12-16
    Debbie De Georgia 09-12-16

    Author DeAnn DeVille

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    "The Other Twin's Secret"

    I kind of like the book it took off in various.... various directions and the narrator was absolutely great the storytelling id give an 8 out of a 10 . I don't want hint so u know. .. what really happened but this novel can keep your attention if you are a what-if Junkie. You were constantly like what what what what what what what what happened? I actually wouldn't compare it to a Gillian Flynn actually compared to the writer of Pretty Little Liars
    Lian Majority... if u enjoy yourself a. ..not really sure.... but what If book...then yes this is your book ...own it! t
    Traditionally that's what kind of story this is !....and well I liked it!
    The word coming from me is ...it's more than just another story ?

    if you believe in ... what really happened to the characters novel's or... there's a reason for everything use your credit on this and for that reason I I enjoyed listening the novel in its entirety.
    It will keep your attention right up to the very end .....so I would say yeah ..... it was worth my credit! A detailed story great narrator!
    Review by Author DeAnnDeVille

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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